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    raw images

    can someone explain this to me should i be shooting in raw format. Whats got me thinking about it i was looking at APERTURE 2 and listening to the tutorials and they said true recovery is only in raw format. So should i be shooting in this mode or jpeg or whatever is fine.
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    There isn't really anything wrong with shooting in JPEG. I shoot in RAW for 2 reasons (1) storage space is cheap (2) it helps me recover images when I underexpose, or slip up and forget to change to the correct white balance, etc.

    I run everything through Lightroom anyway, so it's not really like there are extra steps involved.

    I'd really like to see a little more "workflow" discussion here, I just kinda fell into a setup that sorta works for me. Maybe I'll start a thread if I get bored.
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    No, jpeg is not fine. You should be shooting in RAW, or RAW+JPEG, but I guaranty you won't go back to looking at those jpegs

    With RAW there's just so much that can be adjusted (exposure, camera settings, WB, etc.....)

    RAW captures all the sensor data, about 2 stops of light in either direction giving you lots of flexibility.
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    the problem comes when you want to get prints...

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    whats the problem with prints
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    JPEG quality I'm guessing?

    It's not too bad, but it's just that RAW is a LOT BETTER, so why limit yourself.
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    can i get alittle more explanation please i dont understand
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    Quote Originally Posted by laydros View Post
    There isn't really anything wrong with shooting in JPEG. I shoot in RAW for 2 reasons (1) storage space is cheap (2) it helps me recover images when I underexpose, or slip up and forget to change to the correct white balance, etc.

    I run everything through Lightroom anyway, so it's not really like there are extra steps involved.

    I'd really like to see a little more "workflow" discussion here, I just kinda fell into a setup that sorta works for me. Maybe I'll start a thread if I get bored.
    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    No, jpeg is not fine. You should be shooting in RAW, or RAW+JPEG, but I guaranty you won't go back to looking at those jpegs

    With RAW there's just so much that can be adjusted (exposure, camera settings, WB, etc.....)

    RAW captures all the sensor data, about 2 stops of light in either direction giving you lots of flexibility.
    Several good simpler reasons already outlined.

    Here are some more:

    pop photo


    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...aw-files.shtml

    http://tinyurl.com/7f9jty
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    most reg photo places dont take raw..only jpg.bitmap. ping

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    most reg photo places dont take raw..only jpg.bitmap. ping
    Yeah definitely. but that's why you have to precess it yourself and not rely on the camera.
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